Monday, July 17, 2017

Piper PA-32-300, N31841, On The Beam LLC: Accident occurred July 15, 2017 at Marion Airport (C17), Linn County, Iowa

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA422
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Marion, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA32, registration: N31841
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that, after a normal touchdown, the airplane’s nose dropped, and he added power. Subsequently, the airplane bounced, exited the runway to the right, and came to rest nose down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and engine mounts.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

The pilot reported that, after a normal touchdown, the nose of the airplane dropped, and he added power. Subsequently, the airplane bounced, exited the runway to the right, and came to rest nose down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and engine mounts.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

On The Beam LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N31841


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA422

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Marion, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA32, registration: N31841
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that, after a normal touchdown, the nose of the airplane dropped, and he added power. Subsequently, the airplane bounced, exited the runway to the right, and came to rest nose down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and engine mounts.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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